CIDCM seeks to prevent and transform conflict, to understand the interplay between conflict and development, and to help societies create sustainable futures for themselves.
For more than 20 years, scholars and practitioners at CIDCM have sought ways to understand and address conflicts over security, identity, and distributive justice. CIDCM programs are based on the belief that "peace building and development-with-justice are two sides of the same coin." (CIDCM Founding Director, Edward Azar, 1987).
Professional Development in Multi-Track Diplomacy
Dr. John Davies leads this 3-week professional development summer class for certification and/or 3 graduate academic credits. Designed for both professionals and graduate students in the greater Washington area, the aim is to build understanding of the dynamics of complex societal conflicts such as those ongoing in the Middle East, and of the principles and practices of conflict transformation. [ more... ]
CIDCM receives Minerva grant
CIDCM has been selected to receive a $2+ million three-year grant from the Minerva Initiative of the US Department of Defense. The project, "Aiding Conflict? The Impact of Foreign Assistance on the Dynamics of Intrastate Armed Conflict," is being led by Paul Huth and David Backer. [ more... ]
Jim Vreeland, Georgetown University "Transparency, Protest, and Democratic Stability" [ more... ]
Democracy and Conflict Resolution
When it comes to conflict resolution, can democracy do more harm than good? [ more... ]
Frontiers of Globalization and Governance Series
Amitav Acharya, American University, and Virginia Haufler, University of Maryland, College Park [ more... ]
Rachel Stein, George Washington "War and Revenge: Explaining Conflict Initiation by Democracies" [ more... ]
Page Fortna, Columbia (in conjunction with Women Graduate Student Group) Title TBA [ more... ]